"The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All The Lawyers."

Shakespeare – King Henry VI

While the firm wasn’t established during the time that Shakespeare wrote Henry VI,
we do understand the sentiment that gave rise to that quote.

David K. Martin

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926   P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182 (fax)  Background David Martin is a Principal in the firm. He specializes in the family law practice. His practice includes business valuations, custody evaluations,...

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Stephen D. McGiffert

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926   P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182 (fax)  Background Stephen D. McGiffert is a principal in the firm, practicing in our Business Law Practice Group, with emphasis on business law matters affecting...

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Mark Gunnison

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926   P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182   Background Mark S. Gunnison is a principal in the firm. He has been practicing law since 1981 primarily in all phases of litigation involving commercial, employment,...

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James J. Cramer

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926   P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182 (fax)  Background James J. Cramer is a principal in the firm, having practiced with the firm since 1987, specializing in trial work and litigation with emphasis in...

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Michael B. Lowe

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926   P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182 (fax)  Background Michael B. Lowe is a principal in the firm, having practiced with the firm since 1990, handling a wide range of commercial, professional liability and...

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Tyler Peters

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926   P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182 (fax)  Background Tyler Peters is a principal in the firm, having practiced in our litigation group since joining the firm in 1991. His experience includes statewide...

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Christopher J. Sherman

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926   P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182   Background Chris Sherman is a principal with the firm, and has practiced in our litigation group since joining the firm in 2001. Chris is a creative and skilled litigator,...

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Kelly J. Clark

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926   P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182   Background Kelly is an attorney with the law firm, having joined in 2012. She practices in the firm's Estate Planning and Probate practice group. Kelly is a lifelong...

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John H. “Topper” Johntz

Payne & Jones, Chartered A Full Service Law Firm, Since 1926   P: 913-469-4100 F: 913.469.8182 (fax)  Background John H. “Topper” Johntz, Jr. has been a member of the firm since 1965 and is a nationally-recognized expert in the field of family law, having at one point...

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Retired Attorneys

  • Howard E. Payne, (1901-1976)
  • W. C. Jones, (1908-1970)
  • Robert P. Anderson (1923 – 2009)
  • H. Thomas Payne (1930 – 2011)
  • Keith Martin (1921 -2010)
  • John H. “Topper” Johntz